Meet The World Through Handmade Korea

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things
— Robert Brault

Time flies... It's the third year I joined Handmade Korea Fair (now changed name to Handarty Korea 핸드아티코리아) and there are always, always moments to be cherished..(read my other blogs in Handmade Korea: "IDxHKxSG" and "Together We Are One")

The leading of Korea's handicraft industry exhibition, a 4-days event which includes: paintings, craft works, hands-on experience sessions, visual arts, illustration, fashion & jewelry, raw materials and diy, took place in COEX Hall C last week from 26-29 July 2018.

As written in my previous post "Go Statement!", where I put my whole effort preparing showstopping statement pieces to be showcased for the first time, which lead to my total 40+kg of luggage, but very satisfied with the outcome! This time really thankful to Yien's and Yunhye's help, especially on the construction day. They came over to help me set up the booth, otherwise I seriously can't do it all by myself! 고마워용~❤

Very humble to say people gives positive feedback to my creations. Confidence level goes up up up! =D

My gratitude also goes to friends whom I knew years ago, came over to give their biggest support, brought me foods and drinks, some even bought my items. There's that inexplicable feeling of reuniting with other artists no matter they're local or overseas, in which we can exchange information about anything related to our biz. One of the precious relationship I made is with Luvinball sisters who make glass ball jewelry. Both of them came over to meet me, and for my surprise, not only they prepared a nice lunch and coffee, but also treated my booth as theirs, suggested how they felt could look better, helped me to sell and explained my creations to the local customers. For them it's a small gesture, but for me, it makes a big impact..

Apart from local Korean, there are the biggest Indonesia pavilion, artists from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, Iran, France, Spain, Nepal and many more with the total of 500 booths. 

How I hoped I have more time to spend here, strolling each stand... Too many great artists with superb details in their works! 

Thank you very much Handarty Korea 이수내 이사님 and 이대복 대표님 for your kind support!


The next day after the event has ended, the organizer very kindly organized a special tour for overseas member. We had diy experiece class at Ssamziegil, Korean traditional food making, bojagi Korean traditional wrapping cloth session and hanbok experience with Hyojae 성생님, a traditional clothing artist (aka Korea's Martha Stewart). Thank you 핸드메이드코리아 for this fun schedule, and also very 수고했어요 Effy!

For this special 10th edition of Handarty Korea, they prepared a theme song that is being played every morning and evening. Hit play!

Until next year Handarty Korea...

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